[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc position in soil biogeochemistry and restoration in arid systems

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Sep 1 08:29:58 MDT 2016

University of Nevada, Reno.

Postdoc position at nexus of plant restoration, soil biogeochemistry, and=
resilience in arid ecosystems

The laboratories of Drs. Benjamin Sullivan (sullivanlab.weebly.com) and E=
lizabeth Leger=20
(www.ag.unr.edu/leger) invite applications for a post-doctoral level rese=
arch associate.=20
The postdoc will lead research investigations into plant-soil interaction=
s in native arid=20
land and restored arid fields and the resilience of ecosystem functions i=
n these=20
ecosystems. The project will build on existing and ongoing research into =
restoration of=20
old fields in arid ecosystems. The questions motivating this research are=
 both applied=20
and fundamental in scope, and the work will consist of a balance between =
field and=20
laboratory research.

The ideal candidate will have both a strong publication record, mentoring=
and excellent communication skills. Preferred qualifications include soil=
laboratory skills, molecular sequencing and data analysis, and experience=
 with field=20
research. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in soil ecology, biogeoc=
ecosystem ecology, or a related field prior to appointment. Previous fiel=
d experience in=20
arid ecosystems is encouraged, but not a pre-requisite. Funding for this =
position is=20
available for one year beginning in December 2016.

To apply: prospective candidates should email (in a single PDF file) a co=
ver letter, CV,=20
one page-statement of experience and interest, and the names and contact =
of three references to Ben Sullivan (bsullivan at cabnr.unr.edu). Applicatio=
ns will be=20
reviewed beginning September 15, 2016. The position will be open until fi=
The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportuni=
ties and=20
Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does =
discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, nati=
onal origin, veteran=20
status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation. Women and=20=

underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Reno is located at the f=
oot of the=20
Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe and was recently rated one of the=
 best small=20
cities in the US for outdoor recreation and overall quality of life.
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